M&M Posted December 28, 2018 Report Share Posted December 28, 2018 Hello, I am in Southern Idaho. I am 68 yrs young and have always admired and wanted a Avanti whether it was a 63 or 64 or a Avanti II. I would like to buy a driver quality soon. I have restored many cars and have several AMC’s that I am working on restoring them. I have been conversing with 3 different sellers within 500- 600 miles of me in Washington and Oregon. One seller has a 1979 Avanti II that he has restored and wants $16,000 for but it has a frame that has rusted through in 2 areas. He tried to convince me to just weld it and I said I’ll pass on it. There is also a 1974 with a 400 and 4 speed in Portland. It is a bit edgy. He took it in on trade for some land. He is the 6th or 7th owner. He claims the previous owner stated the car has original miles of 49,000. The dash has small cracks, the car has been repainted and needs another paint job in order to show it. The carpet is worn and the seats show a little wear. I am doubting tha it has 49,000 miles with this wear. He is asking $17,000 or best offer. There is also a 1981 (title says) in Washington. The seller took it in on trade for a 32 Ford that he had restored. It has right at 100,000 miles on it. It is a auto with a 305. I am not fond of the idea of a 305 155 hp engine. If I were to buy it I would remove the 305 ( and save it) then install a 350 300 hp or so. Just my preference. The other thing is that this car has fiberglass bumpers painted to match the car, WHY. All of the pictures I have seen of the 81 shows the car with chrome bumpers. The fiberglass ones bother me. Is it possible the original bumpers got rusty in Washington and the owner at the time just bought fiberglass replacements? The seller wants $12,000 for it. The car can use another paint job. The interior shows just a bit of wear, needs carpet and the dash has no cracks. This is probably my favorite with the exception of the bumpers and the engine size. If I could get a bit of advice on the 81 especially it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Mel Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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